The production of SME industries grew 11.1 per cent in May compared to April 2021, with the highest monthly variation rates in Non-metallic minerals (43.4%) and Footwear and leather goods (52.1%).
The government disbursed 2020 more than 100 billion pesos ($1.05 bn) in assistance and financing to SMEs. They represent 26 times more than the 3.8 billion pesos ($39.77 mn) earmarked for the sector in 2018 and far exceeds the 3.5 billion pesos ($36.63 mn) executed in 2019 i.e., it is an increase of 2,757%.
The Argentine firm Kheiron choose by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop bovine clones to help improve dairy production in Africa. Recombinetics' Acceligen was awarded a $3.7 million grant from the Gates Foundation to create gene-edited cattle high milk producers and withstand Africa's heat stress. Acceligen chose Kheiron as a partner for this project and started with the Holstein breed in the United States.
The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) moved forward on Friday with the approval to increase its reserves by more than $650 billion through the extension of the concept of additional issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), for which Argentina could receive $4.35 billion in the last quarter of the year.
The government is targeting construction to reactivate the economy. More than 110 thousand housing units will enter the execution stage in 2021. The estimated investment until 2023 is 890 billion pesos ($9.31 bn).